2 years
Jul Feb
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Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 53,423
AUD 74,240
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Other costs apply

About this course

In your first year you are introduced to facets of motion picture production within your chosen specialisation, in second year you assume responsibility for the creative and technical production of a major project at a professional level.
The Graduate Diploma of Film and Television is an exit qualification for students who have successfully completed the first 100 points of the course. Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television, or equivalent, may apply for direct entry to Year 2 of the equivalent stream within the course. 

This course can be undertaken in one of two specialised direction streams:

If you have an enquiring mind and a highly visual outlook then documentary filmmaking is an inspired choice of profession. Documentary at the VCA will challenge you to create critically reflective films that capture a distinct place and time in our society.

The Narrative specialisation emphasises the screenwriting, direction and editing of narrative film and television. You are encouraged to be innovative and experimental, explore ideas and develop the expertise to express them to an audience through a visual medium.

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, with a GPA of 65% over the last two years of study; or
  • At least five years of documented relevant work experience related to film and television, with evidence of artistic ability and achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in relevant disciplines; and
  • A Selection Test that will include both visual and written elements; and
  • A folio of past work.